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Punta Gorda Airport Traffic Continues Recovery

2020-07-09T13:07:29-04:00

PGD’s Commitment to Safety is Nonstop Punta Gorda, FL (July 9, 2020) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority (Airport Authority) announced the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) passenger count for June 2020 totaled 93,767, with 47,846 departing passengers and 45,921 arriving passengers. June 2020’s passenger count was down just 30% from June 2019’s passenger numbers, and planes were an average of 72% full. “PGD’s passenger count continues to improve, demonstrating significant confidence in Allegiant as more consumers resume air travel to and from Punta Gorda,” said Airport Authority Board Chair Pam Seay. “Airport management has worked quickly to incorporate an enhanced [...]

Punta Gorda Airport Traffic Continues Recovery2020-07-09T13:07:29-04:00

CEO Guest Column: How PGD is Moving Ahead Amidst COVID-19

2020-05-13T09:59:20-04:00

James W. Parish, P.E. is CEO of Punta Gorda Airport. Column provided to the Charlotte Sun.  Punta Gorda Airport CEO James W. Parish wearing his custom-branded PGD face covering. PUNTA GORDA (May 12, 2020) - I am pleased to share that the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) staff has worked quickly to respond during the COVID-19 crisis and prepare for the future. While the situation is far from ideal, I am proud of how our team and the Charlotte County Airport Authority Board has worked quickly to adapt and maintain our efficiencies and cost-effectiveness. There is still a long [...]

CEO Guest Column: How PGD is Moving Ahead Amidst COVID-192020-05-13T09:59:20-04:00

$5,000 Flight Training Discount from AeroGuard

2020-03-31T10:40:11-04:00

We know many people have been impacted by COVID-19 both in and outside the aviation community. For those interested in becoming an airline pilot, we’re offering up to $5,000 off tuition. We know the airline industry is crucial to our economy and will be in high demand once again. Let’s prepare for the future of aviation. Visit AeroGuard's website for more information. LEARN MORE TODAY! Return to PGD BUZZ

$5,000 Flight Training Discount from AeroGuard2020-03-31T10:40:11-04:00

NBC2: Aviation Industry Helping Charlotte County Fly Into the Future

2020-03-02T09:50:03-05:00

  Click here for the full story. CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - Charlotte County is literally flying into the future. Cities like Punta Gorda, are going through big changes, thanks to the aviation industry. NBC2’s Claire Lavezzorio is giving us a bird’s eye view of the changes from a four-seater flown by flight instructor Daniel Vasilyev. The young pilot is a part of a small group of commercial pilots in training who call PGD their hub, through a partnership with AeroGuard. “It's a great opportunity. Boeing is expecting 800,000 pilots are going to be needed over the next 20 years; 200,000 [...]

NBC2: Aviation Industry Helping Charlotte County Fly Into the Future2020-03-02T09:50:03-05:00

Allegiant Begins New Nonstop Service to Richmond, VA

2020-02-13T16:45:39-05:00

 News Release Provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT BEGINS NEW NONSTOP SERVICE FROM PUNTA GORDA WITH ROUND-TRIP FARES AS LOW AS $75 EACH WAY*  PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Feb. 13, 2020 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) begins service today from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) to Richmond International Airport (RIC). To celebrate, the company is offering round-trip fares on the new route as low as $75 each way.* “We are excited to announce that our service to the Punta Gorda Airport continues to expand to yet another city,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “We know this route will be popular [...]

Allegiant Begins New Nonstop Service to Richmond, VA2020-02-13T16:45:39-05:00

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Savannah, GA

2020-01-14T07:57:09-05:00

 News Release Provided by Allegiant:  ALLEGIANT ANNOUNCES NEW NONSTOP SERVICE TO SAVANNAH WITH ONE-WAY FARES AS LOW AS $44*   PUNTA GORDA, Fla. Jan. 14, 2020 — Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announces a new nonstop route to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) from Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) beginning June 6, 2020. To celebrate, the company is offering one-way fares on the new route as low as $44.* “We are thrilled to bring new service to a popular Allegiant destination to the residents of Charlotte County,” said Drew Wells, Allegiant vice president of planning and revenue. “We know area travelers will enjoy the historic charm of [...]

Allegiant Announces New Nonstop Service to Savannah, GA2020-01-14T07:57:09-05:00

AeroGuard Flight Training: $5,000 OFF Promotion Extended!

2020-01-09T14:38:37-05:00

AeroGuard Flight Training Center located here at PGD is extending their Grand Opening Special through March 2020! AeroGuard’s career-oriented flight training programs are your fast-track to the airlines and for a limited time they’re offering new students up to $5,000 off tuition. Now is the perfect opportunity to fulfill your dream of becoming a pilot and save money at the same time. Enroll now for the February 10th and March 9th start dates, your career awaits! LEARN MORE TODAY! Return to PGD BUZZ

AeroGuard Flight Training: $5,000 OFF Promotion Extended!2020-01-09T14:38:37-05:00

PGD Awarded $6 Million Federal Grant

2019-11-22T15:59:24-05:00

FAA Grant to Fund General Aviation Apron PUNTA GORDA, FL (Nov. 22, 2019) – The Charlotte County Airport Authority will be receiving $6 million in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for construction of a new general aviation (GA) apron on the north side of the Punta Gorda Airport (PGD). Airport officials were notified by the Office of U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Thursday that the funding announcement from U.S. FDOT was imminent. “We were thrilled to receive notification of this award, and for the ongoing support of Congressman Steube and Senator Rick Scott,” said Robert Hancik, Charlotte County [...]

PGD Awarded $6 Million Federal Grant2019-11-22T15:59:24-05:00